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[cheers and applause] >> it is my distinct honor to present the chief justice of the united states, the honorable john roberts was administered the oath of office. everyone, please stand.
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>> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear that i will execute the presidency of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [cheers and applause] [fanfare sounds] ♪ [playing "presidential march"] [cannons firing]
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[cheers and applause] >> it is my great honor to present the 44th president of these united states, barack
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obama. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his
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service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. at these moments, america has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents. so it has been, so it must be with this generation of americans.
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that we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. homes have been lost, jobs shed, businesses shuttered. our healthcare is too costly costly and our schools fail too many. each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. these are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. less measurable, but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land. a nagging fear that america owes the decline is inevitable, but the next generation must lower
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its sights. today i say to you that the challenges we face are real. they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily or in a short span of time, that know this, america -- they will be met. [cheers and applause] on this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of her pace over conflict and discord. on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that far too long have strangled our politics. we remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.
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that time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit. to choose our better history, to carry forward that righteous gift, that noble idea passed on from generation to generation, the god-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. [cheers and applause] in reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand the greatness is never a given. it must be earned. our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. it has not been the path for the faint hearted, for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. rather it has been the risk takers, the doers, the makers of things -- some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor have carried us up the long, rugged
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path towards prosperity and freedom. for us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life. for us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the west, endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth. for us, they fought and died in places like concorde and gettysburg, normandy and khe sahn. time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. they saw america as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions, rater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction. this is the journey we continue today.
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we remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on earth. our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. our capacity remains undiminished. but our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions, that time has surely passed. starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking america. [cheers and applause] for everywhere we look, there is work to be done. the state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift. we will act not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. we will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and
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digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. we'll restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its costs. we'll harness harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. and we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. all this we can do. all this we will do. now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions, who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. their memories are short. they have forgotten what this country has already done, what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose and necessity to courage. what the cynics that to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them, that
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the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. the question we have today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works, whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. whether the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. where the answer is no, programs will end. and those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government. nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of
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control. a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. the success our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gdp, but on the reach of our prosperity, on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to common good. as for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. our founding fathers faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. those ideals still light the
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world, and we will not give them up for the expedience's sake. and so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest countries to the smallest village where my father was born, and know that america is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, that we are ready to lead once more. [cheers and applause] we call that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. they understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as he
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pleased. instead they knew that our power grows through its root in use, our security emanates from the justness of our cause the force of our example how much tempered qualities of humility and restraint. we are the keepers of this legacy. guided by these principles once more, we can meet these new threats that demand even greater effort, even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. we will begin to responsibly leave iraq to its people and forge a hard-earned peace in afghanistan. with old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat and roll back the specter of a warming planet. we will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken. you cannot outlast us. we will defeat you. [cheers and applause]
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for we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. we are a nation of christians and muslims, jews and hindus, and nonbelievers. we are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this earth come and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation and emerge from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass, but that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve. as a world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself in the america must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace. to the muslim world, we seek a
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new way forward is done mutual interest and mutual respect. to those leaders around the globe who now seek to sow conflict or blame their society's ills on the west, know that your people will judge you on what you can build and not on what you destroy. [applause] to those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist. [applause] to the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow, to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders, nor can we consume the world's resources
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without regard to effect. for the world has changed, and we must change with it. as we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude and those brave americans who at this very hour patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. they have something to tell us today, just as the fallen heroes who lie in arlington whisper through the ages. we honor them not only because they are the guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service, a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. and yet, at this moment, a moment that will define a generation, it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all. for as much as government can do and must do, it is
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ultimately the faith and determination of the american people upon which this nation relies. it is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selfishness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. it is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate. our challenges may be new. the instruments with which we meet them may be new. but those values upon which our success depends -- hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism, these things are old.
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these things are true. they have been the quiet force of progress in route our history. what is demanded then is a return to these truths. what is required of us now is a new era of the sponsor ability, a recognition on the part of every american that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not rigidly accept, but rather seize gladly firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character than giving our all to a ethical task. this is the price and the promise of citizenship. this is the source of our confidence, the knowledge that god calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny. this is the meaning of our liberty and our creed, why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this
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magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath. [cheers and applause] so let us mark this day with remembrance of who we are and how we have traveled. in the year of america's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying town fires on the shores of an icy river. the capital was abandoned. the enemy was advancing. the snow was stained with blood. at a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation
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ordered these words be read to the people -- "let it be told to the future world that in the depth of winter when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country alarmed at one common danger, import to meet it." america, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. with hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents and endure what storms may come. let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end. that we did not turn our back, nor did we falter. with eyes fixed on the horizon and god's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.
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thank you, god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. >> former president and mrs. bush said goodbye to the obama's and departed by helicopter on the east part of the capital.
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>> president and mrs. obama led
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the inaugural parade from the capitol to the white house. at one point, they got out of the limousine and watched the parade route. e route.alked the parad [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause]
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>> president barack obama and first lady michelle obama.
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[cheers and applause] [cheers and applause]
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>> one of the many inaugural balls held that night was the commander-in-chief, a tradition began by president george bush in 2005, open exclusively to members of the military and their guests. the president made some remarks.
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>> thank you. thank you all for coming. thank you. thank you so much. tonight i have the very special honor has been known as the guy who accompanied michelle obama to the ball. [applause] i want to start by thanking
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tonight's co-host's, the senior enlisted advisers for the five branches of the united states armed services. [applause] i want to abolish the joint chiefs of staff -- to acknowl edge the joint chiefs of staff. i also want to recognize the very special guest, 300 wounded warriors and joining us from walter reed. [applause] i want to thank all of you for your service. i wish you a quick and help the recovery is here it -- quick and healthy recoverires. i know you are more than ready to get back to your families.
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i also want to take a moment to honor the families of the fallen who are here with us tonight. [applause] you have given so much to this country. your loved ones sacrifice has been your sacrifice as well. please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. today, every day, forever. [applause] finally, i want to thank all of the enlisted men and women and junior officers here tonight. [applause] it is wonderful to be surrounded by some of the very best and bravest americans. your courage, your grace, and
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your patriotism inspire us all. o all of those watching from around the world, no that as president, i will have no greater honor or responsibility been serving as your commander in chief. -- than serving as your commander in chief. right now as we gather here in washington, we are so bored by the knowledge we have troops serving in all four corners of the world, many in harm's way. we are fighting two wars. we face dangerous threats to our security. we depend on the men and women of our armed services to keep us safe. we also know that service and sacrifice are not limited to those who wear the uniform. because every time a service member deploys, there is an empty seat at the table back home.
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and a family that has to bear an extra burden. that is why michelle has spent so much time these last few months working with our military families. [applause] and that is why tonight, a we cannot just salute our troops, we salute and the military families who have earned the respect of a grateful nation. understand tonight is not simply about the inauguration of an american president. it is a celebration of our military and our military families. go forward, you will have our support and our respect. you will have a great secretary of defense in bob gates. he will have a great secretary of veterans affairs in general eric shinseki. every single day i am in the white house, i will try to serve you as well as you are serving
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the united states of america. as i said earlier today, while the tests we face our new and the ways in which we meet them may be new, the values on which our success depends are old. those values like hard work and honesty, courage and tolerance, loyalty and patriotism, those are values that are embodied in our armed forces. what is required is for all of us to return to those values. for all of us to embrace the new era of responsibility where we expect and demand not only more of our leaders, but more of ourselves. tonight we celebrate. but smile the work begins. -- tomorrow the work begins. together i'm confident that we will write the next great chapter in america's story.
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i've got a little surprise for some of you. as i said before, we have folks who are working right now in iraq and afghanistan. cut and it appears if our technology works the way it is supposed to, that we should have the members of the illinois army national guard 33rd infantry. hey, guys! >> hello, sir. mr. president. go ahead. good morning, sir.
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>> i was told there was going to be a delay. before you say anything else, can you please introduce the rest of your crew there. >> yes, sir. i am from chicago. most of the people here are from the chicago area. before i pass the microphone, i want to invite you back to afghanistan and sit down with some of the great people we work with. as we develop the security forces,, back when you get a chance. -- come on back when you get a chance. >> how are you doing mr. president. i am from chicago, illinois. >> west side? south side? >> west side, sir.
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>> west side. >> hi, mr. president. midway, chicago, illinois. >> can ask a question? white sox are cubs -- or cubs? sorry, i could not hear you. >> cubs fan, mr. president. >> go to the next guy. >> cubs fan. [applause] [laughter]
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>> terrible. [laughter] >> hi, mr. president. cubs fans. . go cubs. >> good morning, sir. from hyde park. i have a sox fan. >> finally. it is about time. [laughter] >> good morning, mr. president. i want to say hi to my family at home. i am a cubs fan. >> alright. sergeant major, we meet a are outnumbered -- we may be outnumbered.
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no matter where you're from, we are all grateful to you for your outstanding service. you make us proud. we are going to do everything we can to make your work go smoother and you need to know that every single american, regardless of party, of what their politics are, support you. and will always support you. thank you so much. thank you, everybody. i will see you either back, or about where you guys are. we salute you.
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thank you very much. give them a big round of applause, please. with that, we have one more person that i need to introduce. that would be the first lady of the united states of america, michelle obama. [applause] i may have been stood up. [laughter] ♪
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>> please welcome army and marine sergeants. [applause]
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♪ >> michele and i thank you for your service. we are grateful to you. god bless you. god bless the united states of america. ♪
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>> i barabarack obama do solemny swear -- >> as president obama begins his second term, sunday, the official swearing in ceremony at the white house, live shortly before noon eastern. coverage includes your phone calls and looks back at the president's 2009 inaugural address. monday, the public inaugural ceremony with the swearing in at
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noon eastern at the u.s. capitol and other festival -- festivities. live all day coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span, seized and radio and at c- during the conversation by phone, facebook and on twitter, hastag inaug2013. >> center schumer -- senator schumer, what are the hardest parts of the job right now? >> try to make sure everybody, there will be a huge crowd, that they get to their places. there were big problems for years ago so we're trying to deal with these new huge numbers of people. we have done a couple of things. we are using an iphone app.
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whoever gets a ticket will have a gps related iphone app will tell them where they are and the best route to go to to get to their seat. last time people waited on line for hours and when they got to the gate, they were told they were at the wrong date so that the late things. we are building some temporary cell phone powers on the mall -- towers on the mall. we also have hundreds of volunteers who will be scattered not only on the mall but a mile or two from its to ask people let me see your ticket, you go this way. >> how else are you using social media? the committee on the inauguration has over 49,000 facebook fans. >> we are using lots of social media and getting the word out in every way. there is a lot of excitement.
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every senator gets a certain number of tickets. i put most of mine up for a lottery. tens of thousands of people applied. the secret service does not allow us to say but hundreds of thousands. it will be one of the largest ever. not the largest. >> take us to your day. >> with up early. i will be checking that everything is ok. then i get into a car and go to the president where we will have teeth. that is a tradition. he and i live alone in the car over to the capital. i promised myself i would not bring up politics. if he wants to, it is fine with me. then we wait in a room where we will save new york greig style yogurt to people -- greek style
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yoder to people so they can fuel up. >> it is a simple ceremony. it is a majestic ceremony. when you go to the polling places and there are lots of people that are tired. they have gotten off the subway or the bus or out of their car coming home from work and want to get home. heat the kids come onto the charts -- feed the kids, do the chores, watch tc. but they vote and the next morning we all abide by the results. this ceremony signifies that peaceful passing up power. it should be the faith in america. -- give you faith in america.
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but at the time when so many doubt the future, we should have faith. the symbol of his inauguration and the capitol dome. the completion of that occurred 150 years ago. two years earlier when lincoln became president, the dome was half finished. it was sort of an eyesore. the conventional wisdom was the cannot finish this dome. to lincoln, the half finished dome symbolize a half divided nation. he thought it should be finished. it was. it is a symbol that we can do a lot in this country, no matter how tough the times are. >> after the ceremony, the luncheon, you mentioned new york food. how have you inserted new york and do this experience --

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